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September 11, 2011 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Can I get some guidance on commissioning a black velvet painting?

Okay, it's like this. I want to commission a nice, monochrome black velvet painting based on a photograph of a friend of mine, but don't want to spend a huge amount of money, and also have no idea where to start. Does anyone have any recommendations on how or where to get that done, and what sort of price ranges I can expect? I'm in the DC area for local places, but online is fine too.
posted by kafziel to Shopping (4 answers total)
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posted by buggzzee23 at 3:33 PM on September 11, 2011

You might check on etsy for something similar to what you want and then see if the seller would be willing to do a custom painting for you.
posted by metahawk at 3:50 PM on September 11, 2011

Only thing I have to offer is that John Scalzi's infamous black velvet painting of Wesley Crusher was done by (With which I have no affiliation.)
posted by McCoy Pauley at 4:57 PM on September 11, 2011

I was pleased by both the process and result of working with on that particular project.
posted by jscalzi at 2:53 AM on September 12, 2011

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